The Branford Board of Education will consider naming the Branford High school auditorium in honor of Cathy Ann Roding.
BOE chair Mike Krause stated he had received three requests to name the auditorium in honor of the legendary teacher, who spent 32 years as the choir director before retiring this year.
While all of the members agreed Roding was deserving, there was dissent over whether the Board should simply act, or as is typical, form a committee to consider the proposal and hear additional names.
John Prins moved to act immediately, and member John O’Connor stated that while he did not need to act immediately, he did not want to see this as something that would take months and see delays.
But superintendent Hamlet Hernandez pushed to maintain the process of forming a committee, as the public may have additional names. For example, there have been requests in recent weeks to memorialize a student who passed away.
Chairman Krause agreed.
“There may be other constituents that may want to comment on it, there may be other deserving people…and that’s something that the committee would look at,” he explained.
The Board is expected to vote on the proposal in the next 2 months.